Iowa City, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will begin lowering Coralville Reservoir starting on March 10. This drawdown of four feet is done in accordance with the operation plan to increase storage capacity in the reservoir. The target elevation of 679 msl should be attained by March 20. [Read More]
Construction continues at the Red Rock Dam where Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) will construct a new hydroelectric power plant. Much of the construction work being done is in preparation for construction of the powerhouse, which is expected to begin in summer 2015.
On the downstream side of the Red Rock Dam, the construction of the cofferdam, which is located between the Des Moines River and the power plant site, is well underway. The construction of Cells #1 and #2 are largely complete, Cell #3 is being filled with sand, and the walls of Cell #4 are being installed.
Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering five different opportunities to attend a free boating safety education class. The classes will be held on the following dates: March 14th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th, and May 2nd. Each class will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and only one 8 hour class is required to complete your certification. [Read More]
Rock Island, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is proposing to revise its Mississippi River Master Plan and is seeking public input. The plan guides public use and management of approximately 55,000 acres of federal lands and 314 Mississippi River miles from near Guttenberg, Iowa, to Saverton, Missouri, for environmental stewardship and recreational purposes. [Read More]
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will host a public meeting February 24 at the Marseilles Fire station to discuss ongoing repairs to the Marseilles Dam. [Read More]
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking individuals interested in Park Attendant and Custodian positions at Coralville Lake. These are contracted positions with work being performed from April through October for the 2015 and 2016 recreation seasons. There are four contracts available: one Park Attendant/Custodian Contract for the Sandy Beach Campground and Recreation Area, two Custodian Contracts at the Dam Complex Recreation Areas and one Park Attendant Contract at Sugar Bottom Campground. [Read More]
IOWA CITY – Each year on Memorial Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake and the Johnson County Veterans organizations honor local military veterans who have served their country. The public is invited to nominate individuals who meet the criteria in order that they may be recognized for outstanding service in the U.S. Armed Services. [Read More]
IOWA CITY, IOWA –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be co-hosting a Bald Eagle Watch and Expo on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at North Central Junior High, 180 E. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty, Iowa. The other co-hosts are the Iowa City Bird Club and the Iowa Wildlife Federation. [Read More]
Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to participate in Historic Clock Tower and Eagle Watching Tours. Learn about the Historic Clock Tower building as you climb the stairs to the top. Waiting there is a spectacular view of the Mississippi River where you will have the opportunity to see Bald Eagles who visit our area during the cold winter months. [Read More]
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A four-member panel of experts in dam and hydroelectric project design and construction has given its approval to construction work thus far at the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project, located on the Des Moines River near Pella, Iowa.
An Independent External Peer Review (IEPR) Panel was on site at the project Jan. 14-15 to review reports, tour the facilities, observe construction activities, and examine various construction elements.